BH-6349FE: Roman coin: radiate of Carausius (probably)

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Unique ID: BH-6349FE

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete copper-alloy radiate, probably of Carausius (AD 286-293), dating to the period AD 286 to 293 (Reece Period 14). [C]ON[CORDIA MILITVM] reverse depicting the Emperor standing right, clasping the hand of Concordia. Uncertain mint.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 286
Date to: Circa AD 293

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 2.51 g
Diameter: 17.2 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 2nd December 2018 - Sunday 2nd December 2018

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Matthew Fittock
Identified by: Mr Matthew Fittock

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Radiate (antoninianus)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Carausius
Primary ruler qualifier: Probably
Reece period: Period 14 [275-296]
Mint or issue place: Londinium
Mint qualifier: Probably
Obverse description: Laureate bust right
Obverse inscription: [...]

Reverse description: Emperor standing right, clasping the hand of Concordia
Reverse inscription: [C]ON[CORDIA MILITVM]

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair
Reverse mint mark: [...]
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hertfordshire (County)
District: North Hertfordshire (District)
Parish or ward: Ashwell (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TL2540
Four figure Latitude: 52.04431072
Four figure longitude: -0.17877547
1:25K map: TL2540
1:10K map: TL24SE
Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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